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for that comes in some part from the federal government. about 22% of what tennessee spends, i'm told, is federal dollars. the rest is state dollars. in community services, state appropriations are about 70% of the mental health fund. while the state government has a role, it is a support role, and it ought to make things easier instead of harder. in preparing for this, it seems to me that putting a face on the individuals that need help -- one group would be a 9-year-old boy, who has always been pleasant but suddenly started defying his teachers. his grades slipped, and he did not want to go to boy scouts, did not want to play with his friends, so they reached out to a pediatrician who was able to get professional assistance. he was diagnosed with a mood disorder, and he began to improve and was sleeping better, so it was a success story. another case might be a 17-year- old who had no behavioral issues growing up. he started noticing lights in the bathroom. sounds of water irritating him. he began having trouble sleeping. he began to hear voices telling him to throw rocks at people. he was fina
and medicare from his list of priorities, and what, as my friend from tennessee pointed out, we have a $16 trillion debt. and for to us say that we're not going to do anything about spending when we all know that spending is the biggest problem we have in this agreement, again, that is throwing kerosene on the fire that's on the other side of the capitol and that's my republican colleagues on the other side of the aisle who have committed and pledged to their constituents that we will end this hemaging that -- hemorrhaging that we call spending which has given us the greatest debt in the history of this country. so i guess i would ask my colleague from south carolina, who is usually very modest and reticent in explaining his views particularly in various media outlets of his view on this situation. mr. graham: thank you, senator. i guess my first view is it's better not to go over the cliff than to go over the cliff, but it's also important, as you just said, to understand what we've accomplished. let's assume for a moment and let's hope that this is a good assumption that we reach an agre
in tennessee, you're on the air. >> bravo for c-span. i love the good work that you do. i formally identified as a republican, and i have been voting since 1984. i just oaks all my friends, the good people i know that are republicans, would celebrate today and be a little bit more fair to the president. i have never seen such scurrilous attacks on any politician that i can remember. i would challenge mike pauma -- my former republican friends to be fair. i used to put republicans because i would trust them or on foreign policy. i think anybody who is fair and would look at the president's record -- he has done a wonderful job of advancing our interests as well as protecting us. once again, thank you 4 c- span.org so much. i am enjoying the coverage. host: naomi tweets in -- the metro stations here are very crowded. as we mentioned, metro is planning a rush hour schedule, which means a train every five- six minutes at every station throughout the day because of the large crowds. about 800,000 is the current estimate, to attend the inauguration wendy is on american calling in from sydney, austr
dress. host: to douglas, nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. caller: good morning. host: what are your throughouts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought it was wonderful. i thought the speech was very insightful and i believe that he talked about we the people and together we can do the things he set out to do. host: he talked about social security, climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: i'm not sure it's in that order but the president has a hard job and congress has yet to work together with him and i believe that we have good republicans and over 50% of the country agreed with the position of the president and i believe the congress will go along with him eventually. host: give me your priority list, top five, or top three. caller: jobs, education, and for the war to end. host: all right. ok. that was douglas in nashville, tennessee, a democrat there. let's hear the president in his own words talking about the economy and his thoughs on social security and medicare. [video clip brbts >> for we, the people understand
: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: i wonder if i might impose a question to the republican leader if he'd retake the floor. mr. mcconnell: i'd be happy to respond. mr. alexander: i want to congratulate the kwepbl for -- congratulate the republican leader for his remarks, but here is my question: we've arrived at a time when we have a newly elected president who's had a fine inaugural day. he has an agenda that heants to follow which he announced in his inaugural address. it's not an agenda but most of us on this side agree with, but he has an agenda he wants to follow in the second term, all of which would ensure in his eyes his legacy as a president. but isn't there one thing that in order to get to that agenda or any other thing he and we have to do, and that is to address that red? and isn't the very best time -- isn't the very best time to do something difficult, something nobody wants to talk about, something that's hard, isn't the best time to do that at a time when we have divided government, a democratic president, a republican house, and 30 or 40 or 50 of us senators on b
president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the great state of tennessee seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 11 votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received 11 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of texas seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received a 38 votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received 38 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be regular in form and order, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received six votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received six votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of vermont seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that barack obama of illinois received three votes for president and joseph biden of delaware received three votes for vice p
. this is a model that has worked national. louisiana, tennessee have created recovery and achievement districts, and the results are positive. many of you accompanied our secretary on a trip to louisiana and you saw it in person and know it works. we don't have any other option. failing schools will not be tolerated in virginia. i can tell you as the parent of five children that are with us tonight, all of whom have graduated from good virginia public schools, we must raise the bar and be intolerant of failure. we must continue to bring more innovation and more choices to the public-school system. excellent education demands having the courage to try new things and to be innovative. public charter schools have done well nationally to help bring options to our most underserved communities. the charter schools can increase flexibility and innovation and offer a wider range of educational experience. we have approved new taurus school laws, but we have not done enough. pennsylvania had 164 new charter schools. virginia had four. we have one of the weakest charter school laws in all the country. th
to a deal. next, john from tennessee. caller: good morning. i am calling about the debt ceiling. yes, it does need to be raised. because we have to pay our bills. if the government is allowed to borrow money and set their circumstances, then why is the private business sector not allowed to do that? the federal reserve has been shut down as far as to the bankers, as far as the this man being able to borrow money. the industry in the united states needs money to operate on and and. we need to be able to borrow money. if his mrs. are not allowed to expand and grow, how do they expect to pay the us -- these debts down the road? get these guys out of here. they do not need to be making a lifetime commitment. they have gotten old and senile and did not even know where they are. it is a shame that our government has gone this far. it is just terrible. host: thank you for the call. if you're just joining us, or listening on c-span radio, thank you for joining us. the question we are asking is whether or not you think the president can bypass congress to raise the debt ceiling. you can join
colleague and my friend, the senator from tennessee, the hon. lamar alexander. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen. -- the late alex haley, the author of "roots, "lived by thesethe late lived his life by these six words, find the good and praise it. today we praise the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming the immense power and the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful and orderly way. there is no insurrection. this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. ours a moment's that is most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survive for so long. and such a complex country, when so much power is at stake. this freedom to vote for our leaders. and the restraint to respect the results. last year a tour guide told me at mount vernon that our first president, and george washington once posed this question, what is most experiment? in washington answered his own question. in this way -- not the election of the first preside
us from tennessee, a democrat. caller: it does not matter who president obama nominates. as a report that came out in june that under president obama that 7% of the injuries have occurred in afghanistan. does that sound like we're winning? guest: steve used the word tribe. by talking about i am not the senator from israel. the problem with that kind of language is that it suggests that those who have a very strong strategic view about the u.s.-israeli relationship somehow are in the pocket of israelis. i think that is wrong. there are strategic reasons for the relationship. on afghanistan, i would say senator chuck hagel's held different positions. when the iraq war was going poorly and the search was suggested, senator chuck hagel said, we have taken our eye off the ball. the greatest threat the united states faces is between the mountains of pakistan and afghanistan. today, or previously, he opposed the president's surge in afghanistan. these are issues that need to be addressed. where does he think afghanistan is going to go? why did he think that afghanistan was such a vital, str
of people will look at this. host: tennessee, the independent line. just then. caller: i am finding myself have a hard time listening to these people call in and say these great things about timothy geithner considering the fact he came into his position 0 in $50,000 in taxes, which he failed at that juncture to pay. afterwards he was able to do so. had he not been put in that position, i asked myself if he would have been among the fat cats who did not have to pay taxes or any other number of things they have been shielded from during the past four years of absolutely hideous and unconstitutional fiscal and monetary policy. host: what is chief among the policies he would criticize? caller: the big one is a lot of people did not ask who we owe the debt to. we do not owe the debt to a federal institution. as a matter of fact, we do not even print our own tender based on the constitution and how it disposed to be accomplished. therefore -- we have come to find out after the fact on the audit the fed the bill when it went through -- they only got a partial audit citing national security. host
in 2011. hedidi in tennessee. caller: hi. how are you? host: fine thanks. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have almost completed my doctorate degree are. i am a college professor. my student loan debt is three times my annual income. i husband and i cannot afford to pay our student loan payments monthly payments because it is about $11,000 per month. can you talk about options for repayment? guest: the government ruled out -- it goes further and lowering monthly payments. if you qualify for it, it moves up the date for which your loans are forgiven. it can be 20 years instead of 25. some can go further than the income-based repayment. host: here is a tweet. i only can read my bank statement with a piece of mind. next caller. caller: i'm a student. i was a student. i finished my doctorate. i had student loans that were about $57,000. four years later, i got it down to $41,000. this is the only student loan debt i had. i know what it is like to watch almost $600 or month going to debt funds. i'm calling as an educator because i heard the student loan situation is akin to the mortgage
. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you. i appreciate the moment. i just -- this has been a very interesting couple of days. ones that i would normally have spent with friends in memphis drinking champagne and looking forward to the new year. it's been an honor serving with you, mr. dreier. you are an outstanding member, as ms. slaughter said, and there are lots of other people on the aisle who are fine republicans who i'm friendses with and think the world of -- friends with and think the world of. but i'm happy this day ended the way it did. and somehow, we're going to end up not falling off the fiscal cliff and i think that's wonderful. so i thank ms. slaughter for the time and i thank speaker boehner for whatever he's done to produce this -- what i suspect will be a positive result for the american people. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of h
till they tried to take it -- try to take it. host: now an independent caller in tennessee. caller: the people that think about this understand the second amendment has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with protecting yourself against a tyrannical government of which this one is far more tyrannical than most governments in the past 30 years. yet people will tell you that the high magazines only are used for hunting. taunting has nothing to do with this. this is protect you from an invasion from people to do us harm. one or two inches at a time to its five people tried to break into your place. you need a high-capacity magazine with 20 or 30 rounds. host: interior secretary ken salazar is set to resign, fox news confirmed. also, this morning, watching what the president might say about other cabinet appointments this week. treasury secretary tim geithner air, as we know, will step down, as well as the labor secretary. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the defense secretary. so ken salazar will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to wheth
call is from robin. she is watching us in tennessee. caller: i am so glad i voted for obama. he really shines when he makes his speech. you can tell he is sincere in trying to do what the majority of the people want. and i am really proud of him and proud to be an american because of him. and my son was in the choir. i would have liked to see more of them. they are a great college. i just hope the people that do not agree will be ok with those of us who do. it feels great right not to be an american. host: robyn is referring to lee university singers who hail from the eu -- lee university in tennessee. next is a call from john. john is a naperville, illinois. an independent there. caller: i really enjoyed the inaugural program. in particular, president obama saying we need not choose between those who brought us where we are today and those who stand for where we will be in the future. then i have a question. what is the history behind the flags displayed in front of the white house? host: the white house or the capital? caller: the capital. host: there is information about the flags,
: george in clarksville, tennessee, republican caller. caller: yes, hi. i just like to make a comment or two. i believe that any executive order regarding guns is always aimed at law-abiding citizens. this administration flooded the market with thousands of weapons for criminals and now it seems like he slowly wants to disarm our country. we can't control our borders. how will he -- i guess russian gun dealers are probably drooling. one other comment i'd like to make. he will be surrounded by children when he makes his announcement. it seems like during the gulf war, saddam hussein surrounded himself with children and that was a chilling video. those children were scared to death. thank you very much. guest: i think the caller makes a very good point with regard to the issue of focusing on criminals and unfortunately the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives is involved in a very serious issue which has been well discussed and we'll continue to examine this. the attorney general of the united states was held in contempt for not releasing information about the fwast and f
for colleges and universities. in our state of tennessee, 30 years ago, the state paid 70% of the cost of going to the university of tennessee. today it pays 30%, and medicaid is the chief culprit. now, everyone knows this. i mean, the president's own debt commission has told him this and suggested a way to deal with it. 40 or 50 of us on both sides of the aisle have been working together, meeting together and having dinner together, writing bills together trying to come up with plans to do it. senator corker, my colleague from tennessee, has developed a bill which i am his prime cosponsor which says over the next ten years we have found a way to strengthen medicare and other entitlements by reducing the growth in spending. we understand this. we passed a budget control act a couple of years ago. people said they didn't like it. well, it wasn't so bad because it took 38%, 39% of the budget, which is all of our discretionary spending. this is national defense, national parks, national labs. it's going up about the re of the -- of inflation. this is before we get to the so-called sequester. but w
schmitt. our focus, the nomination of chuck hagel. next, a democrat joining us from tennessee. good morning. caller: the republicans are going against everything and everybody that he puts up there. hadfields to be in a war and get hurt. not until you walk in your shoes. it is time for them to wake up. host: he has sacrificed a great deal, but nevertheless, i do not think that is the issue. the of the things i would say is it is not clear that senator hagel, he may not get many votes from republicans, but he may get some. more libertarian positions on foreign policy, and they would probably be more supportive than perhaps they would be supportive of a republican that had been in the white house. it is not clear that this division is simply republican versus democrat. host: this program is carried live on sundays. in london. go ahead. caller: it is a great discussion. thank you for giving us the opportunity. i am not american. i am and iranian. i have never been in the united states, but we used to have neighbors that were american. it is strange to me this obsession among the politi
. casey of pennsylvania. mr. corker of tennessee. the vice president: please raise your right hands. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. cruz of texas. mr. donnelly of indiana. mrs. feinstein of california. mrs. fischer of nebraska. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well a
should not do it with our government. host: bruce is calling from tennessee. caller: thanks for taking my call. you never hear anyone in washington talk about cutting the amount of money we spend in other countries. everything they want to do, they want to take away programs here in the united states. but the people here are really hurting and depending on them. we have a lot of money that we spend in other countries and we could get ourselves out of debt in a short time. the other thing, they will not pass anything in washington because special-interest groups are getting a bunch of pork in everything they tried to put through and it turns everybody host: against it how do you respond when people say foreign aid makes up a very small part of our federal budget, just a single digits, and that the real drivers are medicare, social security, medicaid, our defense budget? caller: if you add it all up, it's not such a small thing. there's quite a bit of it. what we need to do is reform the way we do our foreign aid. instead of just sending money to other governments to use as they please and
legislation. mr. goodlatte: i yield to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. fleischmann. mr. fleischmann: amount 20, section 1. the terms of the president and the vice president shall end at noon on the 20th day of january and the terms of senators and representatives at noon on the third day of january of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified. and the terms of their successors shall then begin. section 2, the congress shall assemble at least once in every year and such meeting shall begin at noon on the third day of january unless they shall by law appoint a different day. mr. goodlatte: i yield to the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. ms. ros-lehtinen: section 3, if, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the president, the president-elect shall have died, the vice president-elect shall become president. if a president shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the president-elect shall have failed to qualify, then the vice president-elect shall shall act as president until a preside
this is successful. the education i think is very important. host: jim from tennessee on the line for independents. caller: i watched the press conference between the two presidents. karzai and his government are one of the most corrupt governments ever. we have lost billions of dollars so they could lie in their coffers. they had the taliban sit down at the table. we will be right back over there. to sit down with them, that is where it all created from. that is where the were spawned from. the taliban suppressed women, they do not even want education or music. we are going to be right back over there. this is ridiculous to sit down at the table with the taliban. host: so it is better to leave the troops there for now? caller: it sure would be. i just feel like we will be right back over there. it will spawn again. his government cannot stand up on its own. host: we are going to take a break on the conversation regarding the future of the u.s. role in afghanistan to check in with jeremy herb from "the hill" who will be talking to us about the week-long meetings that took place. welcome to"the was
will -- electoral vote of the great state of tennessee appears to be regular in form and authentic and it appears there from that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 11 votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received 11 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the great state of texas seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears there from that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 38 votes for president and paul ryan and the state of wisconsin received 38 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears there from that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received six votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received six votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of vermont seems to be regular inform and authentic and it appears there from the barack obama of the state of illinois receive
: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cohen: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman ask for unanimous consent? mr. cohen: i do indeed. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. we've heard from a colleague of mine on the democratic side who sounds like he's not going to vote for this provision and we heard from a couple folks from the other side. i'm going to vote for it, not because i think it's all the best, sugar and spice and everything nights, but because for one thing, i believe our president and our vice president know what they can get in a negotiated deal with the republican side in the senate and what might pass this house as well. and they know what our country needs. and my district can't afford to wait a few days and have the stock market go down 300 points tomorrow if we don't get together and do something and people in my district need unemployment compensation and they need to know in the future
against the defeat krupp bridget defeat gov. chris christie." roger joins is now from tennessee on the independent line -- joins us now from tennessee on the independent line. caller: [indiscernible] -- they just sit home and get get debt. they have become lazy. host: my on our republicans line. -- mike on our republican line. caller: i want to comment on the prescription pills on our state. we have an epidemic in our state where you cannot even leave your home to go to the store. if you leave your house in a war area -- in a rural area, you could go away for two weeks. now when you leave your home people will draw your home, anything you haven't. when they do catch these guys for breaking and entering, cable just get a slap on hand a few times and put them back on the street. you have the same problem again. the gun issue is if you do not have any weapons in your home, these people will come in with shotguns. then you have to defend yourself. if you do not have any firearms in your home. these people are animals, they did not care what they do the people. it is unreal. it is li
this morning -- kevin in chattanooga, tennessee, independence. what are your talked about gun laws? have they changed? caller: they have not, really. it has stayed the same. i've been an owner for about 21 years. if gabby giffords were armed that day, would she have shot the man and saved all the lives and with the headlines have been different? that would've made a big difference. say if the guy that mark kelly talked about, he was a hair's breadth from shooting an innocent person. the fact is the guy held both of those people on the ground, the assailant and the innocent person, and kept him from reloading the glock with another 33-round clip. did that make a difference? host: diane is in julian, california, democrat. caller: how are you? i did not hear your question? host: we have been asking have your views changed? caller: the question is, it has strengthened my views on gun control. we know that the president is traveling to minnesota today, where they do have. i do not know all the laws in minnesota. i do have relatives there. the president's agenda is to strengthen the background
in chattanooga, tennessee. volkswagen wants to expand up to a million vehicles a year in the united states. there is some expectation they can't unless they put on a new building. host: and observation says g.m. sales up to government were up 79% but how does that contribute as far as overall sales? guest: fleet sales are still important for g.m., ford and chrysler and toyota. they can make up to a third of total sales. in the past, sales were seen as a pressure release valve. there were considered unprofitable sales. there were considered a way to keep a factory running. and the costlout's of the past couple years, that you changed a bit. -- view changed a bit. the companies do not have nearly as much unused factory capacity. the sales are seen as not as much of a burden as they once were. host: what is it looking like, employment was, within these major companies? guest: the auto industry added 4000 manufacturing jobs. it is not up to nearly word was before the crash of 2008. there is a chance for extended employment. you cannot get to the sales figures they're expecting without bringing
in response to justice kennedy's question. in tennessee v. garner, you have the court say half the states have abrogated the common law rule that would have allowed the police to shoot any felon - fleeing felon. in richards v. wisconsin, you have half the states that not support an exception to the no knock rule. here we have half the states in the country that would not have permitted what went on in this case. thank you very much. chief justice roberts: thank you, counsel. mr. koester, you have -- we'll give you three minutes. mr. koester: thank you. everyone agrees that the closer a chemical test is taken to the time of driving, the more ab
from tennessee, good morning. caller: i think is fine for women to be in combat. i did two tours in iraq. the women were right up there with the men. before they make a change like that, they should change what is already in place, the physical standards in the military. they already have a push up requirement, set up requirement, all these physical requirements, and they are less for women than men. i think is fine to go ahead and take this step. before they do that, they should make what is already unequal equal. host: thank you for the call. inside ""usa today",", marking the 40th anniversary -- inside "usa today," -- the march for life will take place. this is tens of thousands who marched in january of 2011. it is expected to be along the national mall this year, marking the 40th anniversary of the roe v wade decision. charlie joins us from new york, on the republican line. caller: good morning. one morning, the first sergeant announced there were eliminations from the pt test. women could not do it. if you cannot pass your pt test, you cannot be promoted. do not give me the
, tennessee. advocat volkswagen wants to expand up to a million vehicles a year in the united states. there is some expectation they can't unless they put on a new building. host: and observation says g.m. sales up to government were up 79% but guest: fleet sales are still an important factor. they can make up as much as a third of total sales depending on the auto maker. in the past fleet sales were seen as a pressure release valve of sorts. they were considered unprofitable sales, a way to keep the factory running even when you didn't have enough demand from customers. after the bailouts and the cost cutting of the past couple years that view has changed a little bit. fleet sales have a bit of profit now. and the companies don't have nearly as much unused factry capacity, which is the profit killer in the auto industry. so these sales are seen as not as much of a burden as they once were. host: turn around the economy from the auto worker. what's it looking like employment wise within these major companies that build cars? guest: employment's been pretty strong. the industry added
tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from tennessee seek recognition? >> request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mrs. black: mr. speaker, as a charter member of the fix congress now caucus, i'm very excited that this legislation will be voted on the house later today. we on the house budget committee work hard to pass a responsible budget each year, but the democrat-controlled senate refuses to do the same. in fact, it has been nearly four years since the senate has passed a budget. since that time, the federal government has racked up annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion in total more than $5 trillion has been added to our national debt in just four years. if we stay on our current path of record deficit, big government, and unfunded entitlement programs, greece's present will be america's future. a massive debt crisis is surely not the future we want for our children or our grandchildren. fiscal responsibility and accountabilit
? guest: where is olive branch? caller: it's down across the street from memphis, tennessee -- mississippi. guest: i've been across the bridge there. host: what's your question or comment? caller: my deal is when you talk about congress and everybody is looking at discretionary spending, i beg it differ. we're funding the rhino but we can't take care of grandma. we're rebuilding mosques over in other foreign countries and yet little martha has to worry about her dad losing her dad and being out on the street and being homeless. we're not cutting we should be cutting. we send money to countries in south america and other places to improve their water system. so think about pipe in china and equipment in other countries and say, we'll do the labor. the government is sending more money overseas that should be cut. host: all right, tony, we'll get a response. guest: i don't know the last figure -- i tell everybody i once ran -- helped to run the foreign aid agency of this country in the carter years, and we do have foreign assistance. but it's a very small part of our budget. and we do have a
of the great state of tennessee seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 11 votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received 11 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of electoral vote of the state of texas seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 38 votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received 38 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that mitt romney of the commob wealth of massachusetts received six votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received six votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of vermont seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that barack obama of the state of illinois received three votes for president and joseph bid
in tennessee. >> >> from every mountain from every state let freedom ring. >> when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, we allow it to ring from every village, every state, and every city. >> we will be able to speed up that day with all of god's children. black men, white men, everyone can join hands. >> free at last. thank god, oh mighty we're free at last. [applause] ♪ free, free at last free at last we're free at last we are free, free at last ♪ >> our website will have added features, including video from our c-span crew and a visual blog page all at c-span .org. jimmy carter was inaugurated in 1977. he defeated gerald ford. following president carter's swearing in he walked the entire length of the parade route in about 40 minutes. here's his remark from the podium which are about 15 minutes. >> are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> place your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand. >> i will to the best of myability >> will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, property and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me go
of maryland. bob from the great state of ohio. representative diane black from tennessee. teeth from pennsylvania. -- keith from pennsylvania. we have brad and his wife monica from ohio. we have tom rooney from florida. glenn thompson from the great state of pennsylvania. wagner from misery. -- missouri. also, to share remarks with us this afternoon, i am very happy to introduce representative chris smith of new jersey. [applause] chris smith is the chairman of the congressional pro-life caucus and has served in that role for over 26 years and has been a leader in the advancement of numerous pro-life legislative initiatives. he is the chairman of the house subcommittee on human rights, and the former director of new jersey right to life. these join me in welcoming chris smith. [applause] >> thank you very much, patrick. it is an honor for my wife and i to be here among you. and to be surrounded by men and women come up members congress, who tenaciously fight and defend basic fundamental human rights, especially the right to life. it is great to be with them and to you. 40 years ago
from jackson, tennessee. are you there? >> i am. >> what did you think of president obama's speech? >> i think it is a good opportunity for all illegal immigrants to try to gain citizenship here instead of working in other people's names and undocumented and not having a right. this is a good opportunity for them to get legal. >> rochelle is from las vegas, an independent college. >> what i find totally ironic is that president obama is at a school in clark county, which school whichspanic rat 40% of all spanish students drop out of high school there. they are the fifth worst school drastic. what president obama, i totally believe in what he is doing, i am very happy, and i think immigrants and americans all, we need education and we need to get reaffirmed with the whole culture of what make us who we are. i do not think our public education system are really doing that for anyone now. my young students, i work with a 70% hispanic rates, 5% of their immigrants coming from this country, and i wanted to educate them, but i was prevented from doing so. that is also a huge focus for me
. that's what i went and fought about. >> let's go to our democrats line in tennessee. caller: you're on the air, go ahead. i want to make a statement about the mental health issue. i think it's very important that they do something about this. but me, myself, i have a panic attacks and i've been treated. and to get proper treatment through these doctors, they put you through a process that is unbelievably slow. and i think they need to do something about that. also, i've always been a hunter. i think -- and they need at least a 30 day waiting period on all guns. and give them enough time and get proper data and everything set in to where it works. >> if you are just joining us, we are following up the four hour hering with your phone calls and comments. the hashtag is gun control. here is one from matt that says la peer gun control hearing testimony amounts to we must went nies the schools rather than ban tactical weaponry. >> here is to obama focusing on gun control rather than the economy. get back to jobs t real problem. caller: i'm also a veteran and i live in south georgia an
. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee seek recognition? without objection. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. big abortion businesses are getting rich. and they don't deserve or need our federal tax dollars. that's why on the first day of this congress i introduced the title 10 abortion provider prohibition act. it's h.r. 61. planned parenthood's 2011-2012 annual report showed they received a record $542 million in taxpayer funding while simultaneously performing a record number of abortions. actually, one every 94 seconds. so in 94 seconds, they performed that abortion, they take in over $1,600 in federal taxpayer money and their funding has increased by 11% in the last two years. even though former employees of planned parenthood say the organization promotes sex selection, abortions, engages in could he hearsive behavior and fails to maintain financial records in accordance with the law. i encourage my colleagues to support h.r. 61 so we can get a hold on this big abortion businesss, hold them accountable, clean up the title 10 grant progr
that. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: i want to join in congratulating the university of louisville on their success. the university of louisville has been a rival of the university of memphis but this past year or so, louisville's basketball coach, rick pitino, was good enough to champion the university of memphis getting into the big east conference. it was support we needed, support we appreciate. the conference isn't quite the same as it was when he did that but it was a good thing to do. we have a good rivalry and i think we need to support our rivals. we hope the rivalry continues for many more years to come. i yield back the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 22 u.s.c. 1928-a and the order of the house of january 3, 2013, of the following member on the part of the house, the united states group of the nato parliamentary assemb
, independent, tennessee. caller: happy new year. can you verify these guys indeed voted themselves a raise yesterday index -- yesterday? host: what we are learning is in the deal approved by the senate, they use the measure to prevent a $900 million pay raise for lawmakers due to take effect this spring, so they can be canceled it out. -- canceled it out. caller: that is good news. the two times i was laid off from jobs, i was limited to 26 weeks of unemployment. is it possible that anyone in my position to have a class action suit against the administration, since we were all 26 weeks, and the current crop is given 99? it does not seem like we were given our fair share host: ok. esther, new york. caller: one of my questions already answered. i am glad congress is not going to get a raise in this horrible recession we are in, and the woman before, hear, hear, to everything she was saying. use some common sense. we are all tired of this ridiculousness. i am a hairstylist from upstate new york, and i do not understand comings and goings of the financial climate, but like she said, use a budg
terrorism. host: nick in tennessee on the democratic line. caller: good morning. you're talking about the role of atf. , if the questions is nra was not loading up the house and other congress members with money and donations, with the atf had a better role as far as making rules and regulations towards gun practices and gun ownership and possibly making those things be licensed? i know people want to stand up for the second amendment, and so do i.. i want that protected as well as the first amendment, for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. but the atf regulated the use of alcohol, because of the violence that alcohol caused in our individuals, like drunk drivers, big changes in laws were made because of drunk drivers killing people and because of the deaths that tobacco caused our citizens, because of smoking, they regulated places where you could not smoke and not around children and stuff like that, to protect them. would be atf make stronger restrictions on people that want to carry guns out in the public and stuff like that? guest: you hit the nail on the head. the iss
. and now the fiscal cliff and sandy has been a bit of a debacle for the gop. host: mark in tennessee. caller: i am a conservative democrat. i voted for obama. do you think immigration reform could actually help the republican party in the future back because latinos will not be as motivated to go out and vote democrat because of that issue, and people like me would be voting republican if it were not for that issue. do you think it could help the republican party of 2013? guest: that is what some republicans think. they do not have an immigration policy as we speak. i have really stretched border security. -- they have really stretched border security. republicans think, we've got to get immigration reform off the table. we had a very low percentage of hispanics in 2012. we need to work with the president on that. that is going to cause a rift in the republican party. is a risk that some say they have to do. -- it is a rift that some say they have to do. well the past? i am not sure. democrats are talking about a big bill. right off the bat, we have differences. host: arkansas, repub
in knoxville, tennessee, on our independent line. hi, jeff. caller: good morning. how are you? host: good. caller: i'm about to agree very much with the guy from pennsylvania. you know, i've seen it start out like the lady was talking about with the illegals in lawn care. it leads from lawn care to the roofing to the painting to, you know, the restaurants. there is a lot of americans -- and i'm one of them. i have three children. my wife works, thank god. we're living on about less than -- by the time our insurance comes out of my wife's check, we're living on less than $300 a week. mortgage payment, car payment, insurance, you know, really, something needs to be done, but you cannot rely on washington. they are so dysfunctional. instead of worrying about our own borders, we're in the middle east worrying about everybody else's. host: so, jeff, what would you change? what would you change? caller: well, what i would change, we would do something serious about border control. host: border control. caller: yes. host: ok. caller: you know, you have to stop the inflow of illegals. you have to
magazines. on this sunday morning, gun violence, what are the solutions. larry joins us from tennessee. go ahead. caller: if god created man in his own image why can't we figure out who added the assault weapons? when did the n.r.a. become part of the d.n.a.? we said we grew up with nothing to fear but fear itself and every truck with no fear signs on it but most of my republican friends are scared of everything. and the guy talked about sticks and rocks. go into a school and try killing 26 people with pointed stick, idiot. host: many weighing in on the twitter page as well. it is cspanwj. oversays assault weapons are designed to kill people. they are not grandpa's deer rifle. bobby williams responding on the facebook page saying the current legislation authorized by senator feinstein will be the building blocks for very strict laws. if you look at social media there seems to be overwhelming support of maintaining the current gun laws and working with each other to make the country safer. next caller is dwayne from utica, michigan, republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. host:
you think about the deal that was struck on the fiscal cliff. let's go to lewis in tennessee on our democrat line. good morning. -- lois. caller: republicans would until the last-minute every time to vote. the ones who voted for the deal are looking to be reelected. they know the public are getting sick and tired of this do nothing congress. for john brenan and them not to vote to help the people with the sandy relief, but they would send money overseas to the wars, something needs to be done. people, wake-up and vote them out the next go-around. host: let's hear from debbie in houston, texas, a republican. good morning. caller: hi. this is another one where they held our middle class hostage. i don't understand what the democrats don't understand about not spending any more. all we do is spend, spend, spend. the government is too large. if people don't start realizing all the failed programs we have, all we're doing is just throwing money away. the other thing is i am very disappointed in john boehner. i really think that he should have forced the hand of the democrats to go back t
on this bill. this is a model that has worked national. louisiana, tennessee have created recovery and achievement districts, and the results are positive. many view, and need our secretary on a trip to louisiana and you saw it in person and know it works -- many of you accompanied our secretary. psst we don't have any other option. failing schools will not be tolerated in virginia. i can tell you as the parent of five children that are with us tonight, all of whom have graduated from good virginia public schools, we must raise the bar and beat in tolerant of failure. we must continue to bring more innovation and more choices to the public-school system. excellent education demands having the courage to try new things and to be innovative. public charter schools have done well nationally to help bring options to our most underserved communities. the charter schools can increase flexibility and innovation and offer a wider range of educational experience. we have approved new taurus school laws, but we have not done enough. pennsylvania had 164 new charter schools. virginia had four
in 2011. heidi in tennessee. caller: hi. how are you? host: fine thanks. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have almost completed my doctorate degree. i am a college professor. my student loan debt is three times my annual income. my husband and i cannot afford to pay our student loan payments based on the monthly payments because it is about $1,100 per month. can you talk about options for repayment? guest: the government ruled outa new more aggressive of the income-based repayment plan. it goes further in lowering monthly payments. if you qualify for it, it moves up the date for which your loans are forgiven. it can be 20 years instead of 25. some can go further than the income-based repayment. host: here is a tweet. "i only can read my bank statement with a piece of mind." next caller. caller: i'm a student. i was a student. i finished my doctorate. i had student loans that were about $57,000. four years later, i got it down to $41,000. this is the only student loan debt i had. i know what it is like to watch almost $600 or month going to debt funds. i'm calling as an educator be
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